They had so much stuff I wanted to try including a new range of anti ageing skin case in packaging similar to the new Boots Botanics range I’m lusting after (which I have purchased some of and will write about soon!). Alas I have more moisturiser than a L’oreal warehouse so I thought I’d buy something I have never bought before – fake tan!
The Lacura Body Bronzer Self Tanning gel boasts quite a range of ingredients! Cocoa Beans and Goji Berry extract sound good to me and for £3.99, even though it’s slightly more than I would of liked to pay, I thought I’d give it a whirl. I am so pale I avoid fake tan on purpose, I remember trying it at a teenager and it just went bright orange on my skin. I think nowadays though there’s more of a range on the market and they tend to be actually more brown than orange. I was intrigued about how this particular one would look on me and a bit concerned as there was only one type and it didn’t come in light or dark variants.
In the tube there is a clear gel with a brown hue to it, it’s not sticky at all and absorbs really quickly into the skin. The smell is very subtle and doesn’t smell overly of, well, anything really. Just that typical sunny product smell but very minor. I exfoliated my knees and elbows thoroughly in the bath, and then smoothed over some sudocreme on these little rough places ready to apply to gel. I think the sudocreme was a great idea as it acted like a thick barrier to prevent the gel settling in the crinkles and I successfully prevented any orange patches in them!
BUT on the first application on my legs I did manage to create a massive streak on both! I applied it to my arms as well though (forgetting to remove my watch but that was clearly on purpose to show you the colour difference, honest) and they have turned the loveliest lightest shade of golden, which is just what I wanted. I think the mistake I made in application was rushing and therefore didn’t rub it in properly/remove watches and things, but now I know for next time and thankfully I tried it during the terrible weather last week so it’s faded slightly now! I’m now a bit more open to trying fake tan as I know they don’t have to make me orange. This gives me the result of around day 3 of using Johnsons Holiday Skin, and I use the light variant of that, for reference! Have you tried any budget tanning products you would recommend?
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